The Lion Coffee Grinder4

The “Lion” Coffee Grinder

An original and rare coffee grinder by Herbert & Sons, circa early part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC0456.

Product Description

A stunning and rare coffee grinder…

Dating to the early part of the 20th century, circa 1910 and complete with a makers mark, this is a very early coffee grinder. Sold by Herbert & Sons of London, and manufactured in the USA, this is a rare early piece of engineering. Known as the “lion”, this machine houses a beautiful glass dome that has the the name stamped in the glass. Given its age, its incredible that the glass is all in good shape, and perfectly sits on top of the grinder.

It’s a really heavy piece, and we assume this would have sat behind the counter of a premises, brewing coffee for customers early in the morning. We can only find another one of these pieces, and it sits in a museum in London. Although we haven’t tested this piece, it does have wiring and a plug, so it could still be in working order. It certainly looks in nice shape, other that some dirty and tatty areas. We are selling this primarily as a decorative piece as it would look wonderful on display in a retail environment or of course a coffee shop…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. The grinder although structurally great has some surface scars and scratches, with some tatty and dirty areas. We are not sure if it is complete, but it certainly retains a good condition. The glass is in very nice shape, but naturally has a few surface scuffs and scars. It doesn’t however impact the overall look and feel, we just love the charm and authenticity of this piece. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 30cm, Width : 54cm, Height : 79cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface scuffs and abrasions, some paint chipping, some tatty areas, a little dirty in places, some small imperfections to the glass, not tested, not PAT tested by us

Postage : Large Item £15 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or 7 days a week via a personal appointment. Please do get in touch…

Additional Information

Dimensions 30 x 54 x 79 cm